The Women’s Gaelic Players Association presented its third level scholarships for 2017 at the Killashee Hotel in Kildare.

You are eligible to apply for a WGPA Student Scholarship, if you meet the following criteria:
• You are currently a member of the WGPA.
• You are currently a registered undergraduate or postgraduate student on a full time course in a third level institution. 

Applicants are scored on four criteria:
• Personal status
• Sport status
• Management of dual career
• Engagement with WGPA.

The WGPA are committed to ensuring that our members progress and develop professionally throughout their playing career. The purpose of the WGPA scholarship programme is to support our players in managing this dual career; balancing their academic and sporting commitments while representing their county in camogie and ladies football. Credit will be awarded to applicants who have engaged with the WGPA, either as a rep or attendance at events.

Applications have now closed for 2018. Application scoring is overseen by a scholarship sub-group, consisting of 2 WGPA executive members, 2 playing members and 1 independent verifier.

The WGPA presented 32 scholarships in 2017 to ladies football and camogie players from multiple colleges and counties across Ireland. See full story at